Episode 2 picks up right where we left off in episode 1. The group is still making their way as far away as they can from Terminus. Tyreese thinks Carol should not talk about what happened with Lizzie and Mika. But he does want everyone to accept Carol back into the group. Carol wants to tell the others but respects Tyreese's wishes to keep quiet. Tyreese doesn't want to think about it anymore. He wants to move on from the incident and forget it.
Carol and Rick get over their differences. Rick forgives Carol for what she did back at the prison. If Tyreese can forgive Carol so can he. Carol gives back Rick's watch that she snagged from Terminus. Rick does the same and offers Carol the watch she gave him to replace his. She doesn't want it. (Remember Carol's abusive husband gave her that watch)
"You said I could survive. You were right" - Carol to Rick
Daryl and Carol stay up and keep watch at night while the others sleep. Daryl wants to know what happened to the girls. Carol doesn't want to talk about it. A branch cracks nearby and Daryl gets up to investigate. He thinks it may have been nothing but secretly someone is watching them from the shadows of the forest. It isn't a walker...
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The group tries to track down what they heard the night before. They are unable to find any tracks. Daryl comes back with some squirrels from them to eat. He thinks they're being watched. Abraham is set on waiting to get to Washington as soon as possible. Rick seems like he is down for that as he's tired of being in the woods.
As the group continues in search for a new camp Bob and Sasha play a game together. Their relationship is still fairly new and is growing. At this point I kind of felt this foreshadowed something. It's the writers telling us, hey here's this relationship play attention we're going to do something with it.
Suddenly the group hears someone calling for help. The group stays still unsure of helping the person. Carl wants to help them. Rick gives in and the group rushes off. On top of some sort of bolder is a priest. He's fending off walkers with his foot as they reach for him. The group takes down the four walkers saving the priest.
The stranger introduces himself. It's Father Gabriel!
Rick wants to know if he has any weapons on him. He doesn't. Rick pats him down and asks him the three questions.
•"How many walkers have you killed?
•"How many people have you killed?"
According to Gabriel he's never killed a walker, and never killed a person before. This is pretty shady especially since this is the zombie apocalypse. How has this guy survived so long without having to do these things? Gabriel tells Rick and his group that he has a church where he locked himself in for months. On their journey there Rick questions if Gabriel was watching them earlier. He says he hasn't and that he doesn't often wander from the church.
The group comes across the church. Rick insists on scouting out the area just to make sure this isn't a trap of any sort. Good idea in my opinion. A few of Rick's group check out the place. It's fairly clean and normal looking. There are bibles laid out in one room where it looks like Gabriel wrote scriptures over and over again.
"Thou shalt not kill"
There are cans of empty food lined up on the stage. It looks like Father Gabriel had plenty to eat for some time. This place doesn't look like a trap!
Before Rick and a few of the others leave to scout for food Rick gives Carl some advice.
"You are not safe no matter how many people are around. Never let your guard down. Ever."
Rick thinks Father Gabriel is hiding something. I've read the comics it's nothing as bad as Rick thinks. Then again they could change it in the show. We'll see.
Father Gabriel leads Rick, Michonne, Sasha and Bob to a food bank that's overrun.
Meanwhile Daryl and Carol collect water and other supplies nearby. Daryl understands why Carol doesn't want to talk about what happened with Tyreese on the road. They stumble across an abandoned car. They plan to use it for backup if things go south at the church.
Will Carryl finally happen this season??
Rick and Father Gabriel get to the food bank. All the food is trapped in the flooded basement with walkers. There's a lot of food down there as well. Ugh! I didn't think this was worth the risk but Rick had a plan in mind. They were going to use the shelves with the food to block the walkers. One of the walkers making it's way towards the group upsets Gabriel. He obviously knows them. His sins are finally catching up to him.
Bob approaches some bubbling water and is suddenly dragged underneath by a walker. I was like, "Shit he's been bit..." He pops back up holding a decomposed walker at arm's length. It doesn't appear that he's been bit. The group collects the canned food and heads back to the church.
Rick finds Carl examines something he found around the church. Carl finds scratch marks on some of the window panels of the church. He also finds someone carved the words. "You'll burn for this," on the side of the church.
Later that night the group has a huge feast with the food they collected earlier that day. Abraham makes a toast to the survivors. He offers the idea of joining him and his people to go to Washington to cure the epidemic. Rick and the group are in. They want to head to Washington. Sasha goes to hold Judith for awhile but before she gets up to leave Bob wants one more, referring to a kiss. She kisses him and leaves. Bob watches her walk off looking a little sad. This made me nervous.
Tara confesses to Maggie that she was apart of the Governor's group. She tells her she didn't want that to be hidden. Maggie accepts her apology and hugs her. She's apart of their group now.
Rick still wants to know what Gabriel is hiding. He's determined to find out what it is. Rick threatens that whatever he is hiding affects his group in any way he will kill him.
Carol snuck off from the church and returns to the abandoned car on the side of the road. Someone approaches her in the dark. It's Daryl he wants to know why she's out here on her own. A car drives by and the two duck out of sight. That is until Daryl realizes it's the same car that kidnapped Beth! It has the cross on the back windshield. Carol and Daryl get into the car and go after the vehicle.
Meanwhile back at the church, Bob is outside alone he seems upset by something. He walks off into the woods and leans against a tree. He starts crying. I'm pretty sure Bob was bit at this point. Why else would he be crying? Then out of nowhere a figure knocks him out from behind! OH GOD.
Bob wakes up with a blurry vision. He sees unfamiliar faces of people surrounding a campfire. Who are these people. A voice calls out to him. "Waking up?" That voice sounds familiar. It's Gareth in Bob's face. "Good news is you're not dead yet. That's a relief, right?"
Bob looks around and notices everyone has knives. Gareth explains that they didn't want to hurt him before. They didn't want to pull him away from his group or scare him. Gareth is pissed that his people have to be out in the open just like everyone else. In order to survive we have to hunt.
"I just hope you understand that nothing happening to you now is personal. We would have done this to anybody. We will, but, no matter how much we hate this ugly business a man's gotta eat."
Bob looks down and notices his right leg is gone!
Gareth takes a bit of out a piece of meat. Yep, that's Bob's leg he's eating. In fact everyone around the campfire is eating Bob's leg.
"If it makes you feel any better, you taste much better than we thought you would."
It was a slower episode compared to last week which is fine, and I still liked it.